McRaes Sales, Lettings & Management - Lettings

18 The Avenue, Highams Park
London

E4 9LD

Estate Agents

Listed under:  Lettings Agents
100% recommended   Rating McRaes Sales, Lettings & Management - Lettings 9.8/100
342 reviews since 2010
 
Satisfaction Ratings
 
Overall Rating
9.8 /10 Overall Rating 9.8/10
Based on 342 reviews since 2010
 
 
 
Professional 9.8/10 Professional Rating 9.8
The firm acted professionally at all times

 
Knowledgeable 9.8/10 Knowledgeable Rating 9.8
The firm showed a good knowledge of local market conditions

 
Friendly 9.8/10 Friendly Rating 9.8
The staff are friendly and give clear and helpful information

 
Helpful 9.8/10 Helpful Rating 9.8
The firm helped in the negotiations between landlord and tenant

 
 
 
Recent Reviews 
 
" Always pleasant service. "   more
 
" McRae's was very supportive with the process. All interactions were formidable and staff was very kind. I feel like I had the right information throughout the process. "   more
 
" Friendly answered all our questions Easy process Would highly recommend!!"   more
 
" Very helpful"   more
 
About Us

     
 
Reputations are not built overnight
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Code of Practice
Businesses have a legal responsibility to treat you fairly, but it's often hard to know what questions to ask or what standards to expect.  They are the experts and you should be able to rely on them to help you make decisions.  These questions explain the commitments that this business has made to follow a code of practice and they will help you understand what you have a right to expect.

 
Landlords: Ombudsman: 91%
LANDLORDS. Did the agent tell you about their membership of the Ombudsman scheme?
 
Landlords: Advice: 99%
LANDLORDS. Did the agent advise you on a rental figure reflecting the current market for similar properties?
 
Landlords: Terms: 100%
LANDLORDS. Did the agent confirm your requirements, all fees and charges and their Terms of Business?
 
Landlords: Viewing: 99%
LANDLORDS. Did the agent agree the viewing arrangements with you and comply with these arrangements?
 
Landlords: Marketing: 94%
LANDLORDS. Did the agent ask whether the property should stay on the market after the offer was accepted?
 
Landlords: Client Account: 100%
LANDLORDS. Did the agent confirm that they hold money from tenants in a separate client bank account?
 
Landlords: Deposit Scheme: 99%
LANDLORDS. Did the agent tell you which Tenancy Deposit Scheme they are registered with?
 
Landlords: References: 99%
LANDLORDS. Did the agent take due care in obtaining references of potential tenants?
 
Tenants: Ombudsman: 97%
TENANTS. Did the agent tell you about their membership of the Ombudsman scheme?
 
Tenants: Marketing: 96%
TENANTS. Did the agent tell you whether the property would stay on the market until your tenancy agreement came into force ?
 
Tenants: Deposits: 98%
TENANTS. Did the agent confirm that any money you pay to them will be held in a separate client bank account?
 
Tenants: Deposit Scheme: 99%
TENANTS. Did the agent tell you which government-backed protection scheme they use to protect your deposit?
 
Tenants: Agreement: 100%
TENANTS. Did the agent give you the opportunity to review the tenancy agreement before signing?
 
Tenants: Inventory: 95%
TENANTS. Did the agent provide a schedule of the condition of the property and, if furnished, an inventory of the contents?
You can see how many customers have said "Yes" in answer to each question, but please don't expect 100% in every case.  Nobody's perfect and some customers may not be completely sure about the answer.  It's more important that you understand these questions and discuss them with the business so that you both agree what good service means for you.  A responsible business will be happy to explain the details to you and it's always better to clarify these points upfront to avoid misunderstandings later on.
 


Most Popular Words
Reputations are about so more than just ratings. What are the words that customers tend to volunteer when a firm is mentioned? Do they mention particular people that work there?

absolutely 4
agreement 4
amazing 6
answer 4
answered 9
Barbara 25
best 7
brilliant 8
class 4
definitely 14
Easy 14
efficient 16
estate 9
Excellent 35
experience 21
extremely 13
Friendly 76
friends 7
Gill 11
good 43
great 23
happy 48
help 9
helpful 111
highly 16
informed 9
letting 10
McRae’s 29
McRaes 52
people 10
pleasant 7
pleased 16
polite 8
process 28
professional 78
property 29
questions 14
quick 13
Really 17
received 7
recommend 44
recommended 9
renting 8
service 120
situation 7
team 18
tenants 7
Thank 26
Thanks 12
understanding 10
These are the words most often used in the reviews for this business. Look for the names and comments that reviewers use most often. We count each word once per review.


 
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Review 13 Jan 2023
Recommended by customer in E4 9
 My Age: 70 + 
 I'm: Male 
 My level of experience of similar services: Below Average 
 I have known this business: 5 - 10 years 
 
 
Satisfaction Ratings
 
Professional 10/10
The firm acted professionally at all times
Knowledgeable 10/10
The firm showed a good knowledge of local market conditions
Friendly 10/10
The staff are friendly and give clear and helpful information
Helpful 10/10
The firm helped in the negotiations between landlord and tenant
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Customer Review
 
2 bed 1st floor flat.
 
Cost: £1100

"Always pleasant service. "
 
 
 
 
Team:
Gill Barbara
 
 
 


Review 6 Dec 2022
Recommended by customer in E3 3
 
 
Satisfaction Ratings
 
Professional 10/10
The firm acted professionally at all times
Knowledgeable 10/10
The firm showed a good knowledge of local market conditions
Friendly 10/10
The staff are friendly and give clear and helpful information
Helpful 10/10
The firm helped in the negotiations between landlord and tenant
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Customer Review
 
2 bed 2 bath.
 

"McRae's was very supportive with the process. All interactions were formidable and staff was very kind. I feel like I had the right information throughout the process. "
 
 
 
 
Team:
Barbara Gill
 
 
 


Review 12 Nov 2022
Recommended by customer in E4 7
 My Age: 40 - 49 
 My level of experience of similar services: Average 
 
 
Satisfaction Ratings
 
Professional 10/10
The firm acted professionally at all times
Knowledgeable 10/10
The firm showed a good knowledge of local market conditions
Friendly 10/10
The staff are friendly and give clear and helpful information
Helpful 10/10
The firm helped in the negotiations between landlord and tenant
Show All
 
 
Customer Review
 
2 Bed flat.
 
Cost: £1500

"Friendly answered all our questions
Easy process
Would highly recommend!!"
 
 
 
 
Team:
Gill Barbara
 
 
 


Review 1 Nov 2022
Recommended by customer in E4 9
 My Age: 30 - 39 
 I'm: Female 
 My level of experience of similar services: Average 
 I have known this business: Under 1 year 
 
 
Satisfaction Ratings
 
Professional 10/10
The firm acted professionally at all times
Knowledgeable 10/10
The firm showed a good knowledge of local market conditions
Friendly 10/10
The staff are friendly and give clear and helpful information
Helpful 10/10
The firm helped in the negotiations between landlord and tenant
Show All
 
 
Customer Review
 
4-bed end of terrace
 
Cost: £1900

"Very helpful"
 
 
 
 
Team:
Gill Barbara
 
 
 


Review 26 Sep 2022
Recommended by customer in E48R
 My Age: 50 - 59 
 I'm: Female 
 My level of experience of similar services: Average 
 I haven't used this business before 
 
 
Satisfaction Ratings
 
Professional 10/10
The firm acted professionally at all times
Friendly 10/10
The staff are friendly and give clear and helpful information
Helpful 10/10
The firm helped in the negotiations between landlord and tenant
Show All
 
 
Customer Review
 
Chingford 3 bedroom house
 
Cost: £1600
 

"Excellent service kept well informed throughout the process of renting the property also very friendly staff always willing to answer any questions I had very well informed great experience throughout"
 
 
Team:
Jill and Barbara
 
 
 


Review 2 Aug 2022
Recommended by customer in IG8
 My Age: 40 - 49 
 I'm: Male 
 My level of experience of similar services: Below Average 
 I haven't used this business before 
 
 
Satisfaction Ratings
 
Professional 10/10
The firm acted professionally at all times
Knowledgeable 10/10
The firm showed a good knowledge of local market conditions
Friendly 10/10
The staff are friendly and give clear and helpful information
Helpful 10/10
The firm helped in the negotiations between landlord and tenant
Show All
 
 
Customer Review
 
One bedroom flat for sole residential occupancy
 
Cost: £1150
 

"From the beginning they have been very helpful and communicative, and so far they have provided me with the information I needed to start the tenancy, and my responsibilities as a tenant.

They have also been keeping me updated about landlords decisions, without me having to chase them.


"
 
 
Team:
Barbara Barker
 
 
 


Review 8 Jul 2022
Recommended by customer in E4 9
 My Age: up to 29 
 I'm: Female 
 My level of experience of similar services: Average 
 I haven't used this business before 
 
 
Satisfaction Ratings
 
Professional 10/10
The firm acted professionally at all times
Knowledgeable 10/10
The firm showed a good knowledge of local market conditions
Friendly 10/10
The staff are friendly and give clear and helpful information
Helpful 10/10
The firm helped in the negotiations between landlord and tenant
Show All
 
 
Customer Review
 
1-bed flat E4
 
Cost: £1000
 
 
Team:
Barbara Gill
 
 
 


Review 19 May 2022
Recommended by customer in E4 6
 My Age: 30 - 39 
 I'm: Female 
 My level of experience of similar services: Average 
 I have known this business: Over 10 years 
 
 
Satisfaction Ratings
 
Professional 10/10
The firm acted professionally at all times
Knowledgeable 10/10
The firm showed a good knowledge of local market conditions
Friendly 10/10
The staff are friendly and give clear and helpful information
Helpful 10/10
The firm helped in the negotiations between landlord and tenant
Show All
 
 
Customer Review
 
Rented property in the Chingford area.
 
Cost: £1050
 

"I had to change the name on my tenancy and Mcraes communication was excellent. Any queries I had , they answered and going back and forth with our landlord seemed painless.They made an otherwise difficult situation a lot easy."
 
 
Team:
Barbara and Gill
 
 
 


Review 25 Apr 2022
Recommended by customer in IG8
 
 
Satisfaction Ratings
 
Professional 10/10
The firm acted professionally at all times
Knowledgeable 10/10
The firm showed a good knowledge of local market conditions
Friendly 10/10
The staff are friendly and give clear and helpful information
Helpful 10/10
The firm helped in the negotiations between landlord and tenant
Show All
 
 
Customer Review
 
3-bed mid-terrace and OSP
 
Cost: £1770

"Hi
Delighted to give a review as highly rate your services and everything Barbara and Gill did.
Top quality and will always recommend!
Super helpful and efficient
Always there for us!"
 
 
 
 
 
 


Review 23 Apr 2022
Recommended by customer in E4 9
 My Age: 70 + 
 I'm: Female 
 My level of experience of similar services: Average 
 I have known this business: Over 10 years 
 
 
Satisfaction Ratings
 
Professional 10/10
The firm acted professionally at all times
Knowledgeable 10/10
The firm showed a good knowledge of local market conditions
Friendly 10/10
The staff are friendly and give clear and helpful information
Helpful 10/10
The firm helped in the negotiations between landlord and tenant
Show All
 
 
Customer Review
 
Semi detached ,east london
 
Cost: £1500
 

"It was excellent"
 
 
Team:
Gill and Barbara
 
 
 


Review 20 Apr 2022
Recommended by customer in E4 9
 My Age: up to 29 
 I'm: Male 
 My level of experience of similar services: Beginner 
 I haven't used this business before 
 
 
Satisfaction Ratings
 
Professional 10/10
The firm acted professionally at all times
Knowledgeable 10/10
The firm showed a good knowledge of local market conditions
Friendly 10/10
The staff are friendly and give clear and helpful information
Helpful 10/10
The firm helped in the negotiations between landlord and tenant
Show All
 
 
Customer Review
 
1 bedroom flat in East London
 
Cost: £1200
 

"The team at McRae's have been exceptional since the sale of my property fell through. They provided excellent guidance and support to get my property on the rental market and helped in every step of the way.

Would recommend the whole team for anyone in the same position."
 
 
Team:
Lisa, Gill, Barbara and Craig
 
 
 


Review 4 Apr 2022
Recommended by customer in E4 6
 My Age: 30 - 39 
 My level of experience of similar services: Below Average 
 I haven't used this business before 
 
 
Satisfaction Ratings
 
Professional 10/10
The firm acted professionally at all times
Knowledgeable 10/10
The firm showed a good knowledge of local market conditions
Friendly 10/10
The staff are friendly and give clear and helpful information
Helpful 10/10
The firm helped in the negotiations between landlord and tenant
Show All
 
 
Customer Review
 
Cost: £1550

"Very happy and easy"
 
 
 
 
Team:
Barbara Gill
 
 
 


Review 16 Feb 2022
Recommended by customer in SWQ2
 My Age: 40 - 49 
 I'm: Female 
 My level of experience of similar services: Experienced 
 I have known this business: 1 - 5 years 
 
 
Satisfaction Ratings
 
Professional 10/10
The firm acted professionally at all times
Knowledgeable 10/10
The firm showed a good knowledge of local market conditions
Friendly 10/10
The staff are friendly and give clear and helpful information
Helpful 10/10
The firm helped in the negotiations between landlord and tenant
Show All
 
 
Customer Review
 
2 Bedroom, 2 Bathroom First Floor Apartment forming part of this outstanding complex - and is fully furnished with secure parking for both residents and visitors. Fronting a popular tree lined roadway within easy reach of Village Centre and mainline station.

"Excellent Professional Service

A few words of thanks to the ladies/team at the McRaes office.

They made the whole rental process so smooth and stress-free.

We have been extremely impressed with the level of service they have given us and most of all the trust.

We could not recommend them highly enough.

We are confident that you will be as equally impressed as we have been!

Many thanks for all your very professional help.


"
 
 
 
 


Review 26 Jan 2022
Recommended by customer in IG8
 My Age: 30 - 39 
 I'm: Female 
 My level of experience of similar services: Beginner 
 I haven't used this business before 
 
 
Satisfaction Ratings
 
Professional 10/10
The firm acted professionally at all times
Knowledgeable 10/10
The firm showed a good knowledge of local market conditions
Friendly 10/10
The staff are friendly and give clear and helpful information
Helpful 10/10
The firm helped in the negotiations between landlord and tenant
Show All
 
 
Customer Review
 
Ground floor flat in Woodford Green, with a garden.
 
Cost: £1400
 

"McRae's were really on the ball from the moment I requested a viewing. I was doubtful I'd get a response purely based on my experience with other properties/agents I've contacted via a 3rd party app. I was one of the first to request a viewing of this flat and promptly received a phone call after Christmas to say they'd love for me to have an opportunity to view as I was so quick to request. From viewing to making an offer McRae's answered every single one of our questions (and there were A LOT of questions we had). We felt like we were in safe hands and are relieved we're dealing with a professional and communicative agency. THANK YOU!"
 
 
Team:
Gill and Barbara
 
 
 


Review 23 Dec 2021
Recommended by customer in IG89
 My Age: 40 - 49 
 I'm: Female 
 My level of experience of similar services: Above Average 
 I have known this business: Over 10 years 
 
 
Satisfaction Ratings
 
Professional 10/10
The firm acted professionally at all times
Knowledgeable 10/10
The firm showed a good knowledge of local market conditions
Friendly 10/10
The staff are friendly and give clear and helpful information
Helpful 10/10
The firm helped in the negotiations between landlord and tenant
Show All
 
 
Customer Review
 
2 Bed maisonnette
 
Cost: £1400
 

"Craig and his team are wonderful - always professional, always available, always helpful and friendly. They have a wealth of experience which enables you to feel confident that your property is in the best of hands. Hard to (if not impossible) to compete with their service. Other estate agents want to make money, this one wants to form long-term happy landlords and tenants for a win-win-win situation. From personal experience, I would STRONGLY recommend using McRaes."
 
 
Team:
Craig, Barbara, Lisa, Mandy
 
 
 


Review 13 Nov 2021
Recommended by customer in IG8
 My Age: 30 - 39 
 I'm: Female 
 My level of experience of similar services: Average 
 I haven't used this business before 
 
 
Satisfaction Ratings
 
Professional 10/10
The firm acted professionally at all times
Knowledgeable 10/10
The firm showed a good knowledge of local market conditions
Friendly 10/10
The staff are friendly and give clear and helpful information
Helpful 10/10
The firm helped in the negotiations between landlord and tenant
Show All
 
 
Customer Review
 
4-bedroom
2-bathroom house
 
Cost: £1750

"Received really good service and were really helpful."
 
 
 
 
Team:
Barbara
 
 
 


Review 11 Oct 2021
Recommended by customer in E4 9
 My Age: 30 - 39 
 I'm: Female 
 My level of experience of similar services: Beginner 
 I haven't used this business before 
 
 
Satisfaction Ratings
 
Professional 10/10
The firm acted professionally at all times
Knowledgeable 10/10
The firm showed a good knowledge of local market conditions
Friendly 10/10
The staff are friendly and give clear and helpful information
Helpful 10/10
The firm helped in the negotiations between landlord and tenant
Show All
 
 
Customer Review
 
501 B hale end road
 
Cost: £1150

"We are happy with attention and excellent service that McRae's agency and its great team have given us. His patience, experience, and optimism are unmatched. I recommend them 1000%.
Thanks a lot."
 
 
 
 
Team:
R
 
 
 


Review 4 Oct 2021
Recommended by customer in E4 9
 My Age: 30 - 39 
 I'm: Female 
 My level of experience of similar services: Beginner 
 I have known this business: Under 1 year 
 
 
Satisfaction Ratings
 
Professional 10/10
The firm acted professionally at all times
Knowledgeable 10/10
The firm showed a good knowledge of local market conditions
Friendly 10/10
The staff are friendly and give clear and helpful information
Helpful 10/10
The firm helped in the negotiations between landlord and tenant
Show All
 
 
Customer Review
 
2-bed top floor flat
 
Cost: £1300

"I'm very happy to work with the McRaes agency. They are very hopeful and very friendly with us. Miss Gill is a wonderful lady"
 
 
 
 
 
 


Review 14 Apr 2021
Recommended by customer in E17
 My Age: 50 - 59 
 I'm: Male 
 My level of experience of similar services: Experienced 
 I have known this business: Under 1 year 
 
 
Satisfaction Ratings
 
Professional 10/10
The firm acted professionally at all times
Knowledgeable 10/10
The firm showed a good knowledge of local market conditions
Friendly 10/10
The staff are friendly and give clear and helpful information
Helpful 10/10
The firm helped in the negotiations between landlord and tenant
Show All
 
 
Customer Review
 
2 bedroom flat in Highhams Park, London
 
Cost: £1300
 

"Very professional from the start. Never wasted our time and was very helpful during the whole renting process. Very good experience.

Many of the lettings company I have dealt with during the years should send staff here for training."
 
 
Team:
I am VERY bad with names. All staff o was in contact with (3 women and one man) have been great.
 
 
 


Review 13 Apr 2021
Recommended by customer in IG8
 My Age: 40 - 49 
 I'm: Male 
 My level of experience of similar services: Average 
 I have known this business: Under 1 year 
 
 
Satisfaction Ratings
 
Professional 10/10
The firm acted professionally at all times
Knowledgeable 10/10
The firm showed a good knowledge of local market conditions
Friendly 10/10
The staff are friendly and give clear and helpful information
Helpful 5/10
The firm helped in the negotiations between landlord and tenant
Show All
 
 
Customer Review
 
Two-bedroomed flat, accessed by communal staircase.
 
Cost: £1100
 

"Not much to say here, really - property let was already underway, merely switched to McRaes.

Staff have been courteous, professional and efficient."
 
 
 
 

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